So yesterday I stopped by the Barton Springs nursery to purchase one item. One. Didn't happen - I left with gobs of stuff. Going to the Nursery is like sticking my hand in a bag of Lays potato chips - I cannot leave with just one.
The one item I went there to purchase was a Texas Persimmon - so I got that, and then I was like 'Oh, I will just walk around and LOOK at the plants', which of course proved too irresistible for me and I also purchased some Chili Pequin (because I thought they might look nice tucked in around my new persimmon tree), some Blackfoot daisy (because some of the seeds I planted didn't come up and I wanted to fill in those empty spaces), Lace leaf lavendar (to replace one I lost over the winter), Red columbine (for that empty pot in the corner in the shade), Sweet basil (because every garden should have some), Mexican bush sage (Again, to replace one lost over the winter), Lyre leaf sage (I had to put SOMETHING in the shade under my orchid tree) and an Agarito (to replace my variagated Agave that got frost-bit).
See? Every item was necessary. Really.
The Texas Persimmon:
Then I was at HEB this morning and they had a fuschia that said it was 'Texas Tough', and I was forced to buy it. I have been trying to get fuschia to live more than a month for me down here - they always die on me. But, again, this one said 'Texas Tough' so, I had no choice, I had to give it a go. I am determined to make this one live - although it is probably a futile attempt, probably.
In the case of the fuschia, it occurs to me that when one performs the same action over and over and over again and each time expects to get different results, but never does - well, that is really just the definition of insanity isn't it? *Sigh* That darn fuschia WILL live this year...I am going to try a different shady spot this time.
Fuschia 'Angels Earrings Snow Fire' (I did some research on this guy last night and it seems some people out there have this guy thriving in Houston throughout the summer - here's to hoping mine makes it this year)